Home of Yoga Meditation Day: An Urban Retreat
“Silence is essential. We need silence, just as much as we need air, just as much as plants need light. If our minds are crowded with words and thoughts, there is no space for us.” ~~ Thich Nhat Hanh
In a era of information saturation and contraction of time where our minds and bodies are accustomed to short waiting times and filling the spaces of our lives with technology and sound, to balance our lives we need to prioritise giving our selves the space to sense our own beingness and explore our relationship to silence.
Our intention with the Home of Yoga The Mindful Home devoted to meditation is to build a community of persons who would like to regularly attend both Urban and Nature retreats where we immerse ourselves in moments of silence.
It is popular now for music to predominate in the yoga space as well and I love it! There is the risk however of adding to the phenomena many of us are finding where it hard now to embrace moments of silence, just as we loose the ability to rest deeply into our bodies and the present moment if the daily space for this is not created.
“May silence bloom within our hearts” Sydel
In our meditation sessions we will explore a range of practices that are both nurturing, playful and embracing of silence. How the day shapes will depend on who comes and the feel and need of the day!
Whiles future longer retreats will includes silent days for this Nectar of Silence : Meditation Session we will immerse in silence and there may be spaces of sharing and some music – just so your know what to expect.
An offering of love
Practices will likely include:
- Playing and Body Awareness
- Mindful Sitting in Silence
- Sound Awareness & Humming
- Mindful Yoga & Restorative Yoga
- Mindful Walking Mindful Dancing to soft music
- Active meditations if we need to shake rattle & roll
- Community Sharing & Mindful Eating